Over the past two years, we've reviewed thousands of vignettes, poems, and art submissions from some of the most talented and creative people in the world. It's mind-boggling, actually. And each issue, we strive to select the right balance of poetry, prose, and artwork. This balance has allowed us to showcase some brilliant work that spans, and even extends, traditional creative bounds.
But the balance appears to be shifting. Over the past few publishing periods, we've noticed a decline in visual submissions.
Where have all the artists gone?
The January issue of Vine Leaves is a big one - a celebration of our two-year anniversary, and a strong show of commitment that we want to keep supporting YOUR work. The deadline is fast approaching, and our inbox is brimming with the written word. Of course, we encourage you to continue sending your poetry and prose, but if you are a secret photographer, illustrator or visual artist, we WANT to hear from you. Before November 30.
And, if your artistic talent dries up at "stickman", maybe you have a friend who could use a little nudge? We don't pay much ($5) but we offer an opportunity to get your work seen by an ever-growing readership. Plus, every submission is considered for our annual print anthology.
We're looking for a few great visuals. Can you help? Here's how to submit.
Dawn & Jessica
PS - Our apologies to any stickman artists out there. If you've got a stickman you think will wow us, by all means, send him in!